Proposals to transform St Peter's Square into a world-class public space can be viewed online at www.manchester.gov.uk/stpeterssquare
Manchester City Council has run an international design competition for leading architects to prepare designs for the square which will be a proud symbol of both the City's heritage and its position in the international landscape. The redesigned square will provide a high quality setting for the Town Hall Complex and Central Library, arguably the finest victorian buildings in the City.
The competition will knit together a number of developments in and around the historic St Peters Square and Manchester's Civic Quarter, including the expansion of Metrolink to create a new interchange as part of the proposed Second City Crossing and the redevelopment of the former Elisabeth House site by Argent. As part of the design brief, consideration has been given to the relocation of the historic Manchester Cenotaph to a position more suited to quiet contemplation.
Works are already underway for the extensive refurbishment of the Town Hall Extension and Central Library to enable them to deliver state-of-the-art services while safeguarding these historic buildings for future generations.
Comments left before 5pm on Tuesday 27 March can be sent to email@example.com will be collated and passed on to the competition panel who will take the final decision.
Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: "St Peter's Square is an important public space which has the potential to become truly world-class. Manchester is always seeking to grow its international standing and we're determined to create a St Peter's Square which enhances our reputation.
"Investment in the square will help support and attract jobs by complementing developments in the surrounding area."